Out & About to the Pediatrician.
I am slowly starting to feel more like myself. More back to normal. I can't believe it has already been a week since Alice made her entrance into the world. In a way, this week feels much longer. So much has changed in just a week. We have a daughter! We are parents. I am a mom. It is surreal. And I am starting to believe that this new chapter of my life has begun.
We are barely sleeping, which is, of course, to be expected at this stage. I am still ridiculously emotional and I cry at least once a day, usually over something silly. Actually, that isn't true. Usually I cry over this whole breast feeding thing. We are doing it and it is working but boy, is it stressful! But more on that in a later post.
We went to the pediatrician today and good news!! She has gained 4 ounces since Tuesday. Of course it is normal for newborns to lose weight after delivery (about 10%) but Alice had lost 12% of her birth weight when we were discharged from the hospital on Monday and then lost a little more (down 13%) on Tuesday. That might have caused just a little bit of stress in this new mom's life. Just a little. But the tables have turned and she is now a whopping 7 lbs 4 oz! Keep it up, wee-one.
And thank you for all of your kind words about Alice's birth story. It was so emotional for me to write it out but I am glad I did. It is a day I never want to forget.